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Top Supermarkets in Turkey

Supermarkets in Turkey
Throughout Turkey, supermarkets engage in mass supermarket wars to attract the attention of daily shoppers. Besides stores, they’re targeting us on social media and online shopping apps to get our pennies while offering quality products at a low price.

TESCO, the famous UK brand, couldn’t beat the competition. By 2010, they admitted defeat and left Turkey for the major supermarkets after entering 2003 as Tesco Kipa. Here are the top five supermarkets in Turkey you should check out if you’re moving there.

Top Supermarkets in Turkey

Carrefour SA in Turkey

  • It was in 2014 that Carrefour was able to compete with other Turkish supermarket giants. The supermarket invested a lot in technology and human resources.
  •  In 2017, they invested heavily in sustaining agriculture, animal husbandry, and fisheries
  • By 2019, they’d embraced online shopping.
  •  In 41 cities, Carrefour employs 11,000 people through 686 stores, 11 warehouses, and the Hyper, Super, Gourmet, and Mini formats.

BIM Supermarkets

  • The company opened in 1995 with 21 stores and now has the biggest market share in Turkey.
  • Known as the first supermarket to operate on a discount model, it sells quality goods at affordable prices. BIM had about 750 products, three regional headquarters in Turkey, and 8407 stores by 2020.
  • The supermarket plans to continue its cost management policy while maintaining standards to ensure customer satisfaction. Also, BIM has 557 stores in Morocco, proving its global reach. In its stores, warehouses, and offices, this supermarket employs over 60,000 people in Turkey.

A101 in Turkey

  • More than 61,000 people work at A101’s 11,000 stores across Turkey.
  • Besides using more than 600 suppliers, the Deloitte Global Powers of Retail 2021 Report said it was the only Turkish retailer with 100% domestic capital. Besides hiring women and disabled people, the supermarket says it has the most social practices in Turkey.
  • They had 5 million downloads of their online shopping app by 2022.
  • We offer low prices on quality food and consumables at A101. To do this, they will sell products that surpass quality and supply standards.

Sok Market

  • Yildiz holdings might not be well known, but the Sok market is one of their brands. Yildiz says they have 63,500 employees worldwide and work with 5,200 suppliers, 2,900 farmers, and 400 distributors in Turkey.
  • A multi-country, multi-cultural organization, they say they know their customers so well that they can anticipate their needs before they happen.
  • As far as youth work goes, Yildiz is doing a lot. In addition to employing students, they also run courses at several universities.

Migros in Turkey

  • The Migros supermarket chain is one of Turkey’s largest, serving roughly 160 million grocery shoppers annually. Different brands are under the name, including M Migros, which sells groceries and non-food products; MM Migros, which sells more non-food products; and MMM Migros, which sells everything.
  • Also, they have Migros Jet Line mini markets and promote their online market and delivery services. Originally, Migros sold stuff from trucks when it opened in 1954.
  • Istanbul’s first supermarket opened three years later near Beyoglu fish market. Over the years, the KOC group has taken over a lot of shares and expanded rapidly. Roughly 7 million people use the Migros loyalty card scheme.

Here’s some info about shopping in Turkey
It’s about what to know when visiting local bazaars, from mass supermarket wars to local bazaars and your average person. Get to know locals and experience Turkish culture one-on-one. Whether they’re big bazaars like the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or small, family-friendly bazaars, definitely worth checking out if you have the chance.

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